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Moel Famau Jubilee Tower, Mold

Moel Famau Jubilee Tower
Sitting atop the Moel Famau Country Park peak, you will see the location of the Jubilee Tower, which was built to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of George III in 1810. Conceptualised by Thomas Harrison of Chester, it was designed like an Egyptian Obelisk with three tiers; the tower however was never completed due to a lack of funds. In 1862 a storm brought down the incomplete tower, and most of the rubble was removed and reused locally. This site however still offers impressive views and adds some history to this amazing country park

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address: Mold, Flintshire

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The Duke of Lancaster Ship, Mostyn

The Duke of Lancaster Ship
The TSS Duke of Lancaster is a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956-1979. Upon her retirement she was put into a dry dock at Mostyn where she has lain ever since. Despite being covered in rust the interior of the ship is in good condition and was featured in 2011 on BBC2ís series of Coast. In 2012 graffiti artists spray-painted designs on the ship, to turn her into a floating graffiti gallery. The ship can be reached from Greenfield dock, or off the A548 Flint-Prestatyn coast road near the old market and Abakhan.

tel: 029 2077 7777

address: A548 Flint to Prestatyn road, Hollywell. CH8 9DT.

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Penycloddiau, Northop

Penycloddiau
At 26 hectares, this massive Iron Age Hill-fort, resting at 440 meters above see level, is one the largest and most breathtaking in Wales, but just one of a series of hill-forts in the Clwydian Range. The Offaís Dyke Path crosses its peak, while the Clwydian Way skirts its western slopes. The Iron Age Hill-fort was originally build in 500 BC, but at the north end of the fort, you can see the site of a bronze age burial mound, which was rebuilt in 2010 on the site of the original cairn. Both historic and incredibly picturesque, worth a visit.

address: Penycloddiau, Flintshire

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Delamere Forest, Northwich

Delamere Forest
Delamere Forest is just a haven for family activities whatever the weather whatever your age. There are some great waymarked paths suitable for families and lots of wildlife to see along the way. You can also explore the forest on your bikes - there are easy family trails and tougher mountain bike trails. Furry friends, dogs and horses are welcome. There is an information centre where you can pick up maps, hire bikes and enjoy refreshments.Check the website for special events.

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tel: 01606 889792

address: Delamere Forest, Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2 JD

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Blakemere Craft Centre, Northwich

Blakemere Craft Centre
Blakemere is a fun day out for the family. Falconry flying displays occur daily, 1pm and 3pm between Easter and September.

Other favourites include craft workshops, an indoor play barn, an outdoor adventure park. During the school holidays, children between 5 and 16 can learn to make beaded bracelets and necklaces.

Every bank holiday Sunday and Monday there are free circus workshops. A number of other kids events are run throughout the year. Other facilities on site include, a number of boutique shops and a couple of cafe's.

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tel: 01606 883261

address: Blakemere Craft Centre, Sandiway, Cheshire CW8 2EB

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Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich

Anderton Boat Lift
Built in 1875, the Anderton Boat Lift was in use for over 100 years, was closed in 1983, restored in 2001 and reopened in 2002. The lower section of this impressive two storey Boat Lift houses an exhibition centre, with interactive content that focusses on the lift's history, as well as the people who worked on it. This exhibition is also home to the lift control centre, allowing visitors to see exactly how it is run on a daily basis. On sunnier days there is an outdoor picnic area to enjoy, whilst indoors there is a gift shop and cafe.

tel: 01606786777

address: Anderton Boat Lift, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich. CW9 6FW.

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Marbury Park, Northwich

Marbury Park
In the heart of Northwich lies the picturesque Marbury Park, with wonderful views over the water to the Church at Great Budworth, a lovely arboretum and community orchard. The play area for children is close to the picnic area so parents can relax while their children have fun. The well surfaced network of paths, especially those around the play and picnic areas, are suitable for prams and wheelchairs, and there are plenty of seats to rest upon along the way.

address: Marbury Park, Comberbach, Northwich. CW9 6AT.

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St Davidís Church and the Friary complex, Pantasaph

St Davidís Church and the Friary complex
St Davidís Church which was built in 1846 was donated to the Roman Catholic Church. It was accepted by the Friars Minor Capuchin and opened in 1852. A beautiful church from the outside, St David's also has some stunning stained glass windows and statues. Following the consecration of St Davidís church, the Friary was built between 1858 and 1879. The Friary is now a large Franciscan retreat centre called St Pios Peace centre. The whole complex which is named after Padre Pio (1887 Ė 1968)a friar priest, has been awarded Grade II* listed status.

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tel: 01352711053

address: Franciscan Friary Monastery Road Pantasaph Holywell Flintshire CH8 8PE

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Friary Walks, Pantasaph

Friary Walks
The gardens of the Friary complex were made in 1875 Ė 1879. On the wooded hill behind the complex is a 19th Century zig-zag path that links the landscaped Ďstations of the crossí (representing Christís journey to Calvary) leading to a large Calvary group on the top of the hill. This well made, gently sloping path which leads through the woods consist of 14 stations beautifully laid out in alcoves. From the top of the hill there are amazing views towards the Irish Sea.

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tel: 01352711053

address: Franciscan Friary Monastery Road Pantasaph Holywell Flintshire CH8 8PE

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Pentre Halkyn play park, Pentre Halkyn

Pentre Halkyn play park
A small play park, situated in the middle of the village behind the community centre, containing the usual play equipment: swings, seasaw, climbing frame and slide; safely fenced and gated off with no acces to dogs. There is also a large football pitch adjacent.

address: Pentre Halkyn

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